Church of the Open Door

Sermons 2016

  • December 25, 2016

    Living in Two Kingdoms – by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Living in Two Kingdoms (Christmas Sunday) Matthew 2:1-12 It is interesting to read this passage with a sensitivity toward looking at the contrasts between two distinct, and unequal, kingdoms – Satan’s and God’s. Throughout Old Testament history, God revealed his predetermined will to those chosen by God to carry out his will, while Satan pursued […]

  • December 18, 2016

    Christmas from Joseph’s Perspective by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    Christmas from Joseph’s Perspective Matthew 1:18-19 Unfortunately, the Christmas story can become routine because of familiarity, unless approached with the same wonder, amazement, and thrill of those who were a part of the announcement and birth. Except for Mary and Joseph, the rest of the eyewitnesses could only view this wonderful event from outside the […]

  • December 11, 2016

    Living Confident in Relationship with God by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 5:13-21 Paul states clearly, “But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: The Lord knows those who are his” (2 Tim. 2:19). Unfortunately, the reality of the Christian life, from God’s viewpoint, may not always be equal to our own perception of the Christian life. Yes, God knows those who are His, yet, […]

  • December 4, 2016

    The Central Character for Assurance by Dr. Glenn Jago

    by COD

    1 John 5:1-12 In regard to assurance of salvation, there is one dangerous teaching circulating among Christendom which claims, “One can be confident that one has not thrown away that grace (through sacraments) by simply examining one’s life and seeing whether one has committed mortal sin.” This Bishop continues, “Indeed, the tests that John sets […]

  • November 27, 2016

    Soli Deo Gloria by Dr. Jay Burgman

    by COD

    S.D.G. (Soli Deo Gloria) 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1.  “We believe the true church, following Christ’s example of Servanthood, will yield a holy and joyous community distinctly ________ from the pattern of this world.” 2.  “We believe, true followers […]